Cloud computing brings service providers new opportunities to improve their own operations while generating revenue from cloud services. Like most enterprises, service providers are looking to increase business agility, efficiency and speed while reducing costs. With the right approach to cloud technology, service providers can use their move to the cloud to achieve these goals. At the same time, they can meet growing demand for next-generation cloud services that bring the business benefits of cloud to their enterprise and consumer customers. The carrier cloud is at the heart of both opportunities. With the carrier cloud, service providers have a single elastic environment that supports internal transformation and delivers next-generation cloud services with guaranteed performance and availability.